February 11, 2009command & controlConstitutiongovernanceIndialeadershipnuclearnuclear weaponspoliticsPublic PolicySecurity

My op-ed in Mint: The lines of nuclear succession

The nuclear factor renders unacceptable practices that stem from the compulsions of coalition politics

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

In today’s Mint, I argue that the nuclear factor thus calls for both the declaration of a line of succession as well as ensuring that key cabinet portfolios are entrusted to separate individuals. It renders unacceptable practices that have either become norms or are compulsions of coalition politics. Parties preparing for the coming general election, therefore, would do well to go beyond announcing their prime ministerial candidates. They should announce their leadership succession strategy and the line-up for key cabinet positions.”

Read the entire article over at LiveMint.

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